Many of our current research projects aim to improve the early detection of melanoma and skin cancer through the utilisation of advanced imaging technologies and approaches to improve clinical care pathways.

Our Health Outcome Program for the Targeted Early Detection of Melanoma Utilising a 3D Teledermatology Network aims to generate the practical evidence required to incorporate 3D skin imaging into the clinical care of people at high risk of melanoma. This project will examine the feasibility of 3D imaging in a clinical setting and assess remote teledermatology assessment vs face-to-face in-person dermatology assessment. It will also conduct a randomised, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the clinical and health service outcomes, and develop an implementation strategy to support the integration of 3D total body imaging into the health care system.

Our Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for the Study of Naevi complements this research by generating new knowledge on naevi/moles and identifing early markers and indicators for progression to melanoma.

The ACRF Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging & Diagnosis (ACEMID) project will establish a telemedicine network of 15 3D total body imaging systems across QLD, NSW and VIC.